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Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook

German data protection authorities said they had blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp.

Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook
Chinese officials under investigation for selling data
Chinese officials under investigation for selling data

Hundreds of employees at China's top statistics bureau are being investigated after selling data.

Chinese officials under investigation for selling data
Encryption row spotlights fears on security, privacy
Encryption row spotlights fears on security, privacy

Has encryption technology given the bad guys a way to operate in the dark? Or has the new tech age gifted law enforcement with unprecedented surveillance powers?

Encryption row spotlights fears on security, privacy
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Election data is secure: Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan

The Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan assures of data safety ahead of presidential election in the country.

Election data is secure: Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan
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$1.5 million database for orphans and potential parents: Dealing with corruption in orphanages

Prosecutor General's Office suggests a database as a solution for adoption related issues and crimes.

$1.5 million database for orphans and potential parents: Dealing with corruption in orphanages
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A baby is born every 113 seconds in Kazakhstan

One person is born every 113 seconds and one person dies each 200 seconds in Kazakhstan.

A baby is born every 113 seconds in Kazakhstan
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NSA surveillance led to 100 arrests

The US National Security Agency's electronic snooping led to "well over 100 arrests" and helped smash numerous terrorist plots, a privacy review panel said.

NSA surveillance led to 100 arrests
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Tech-backed coalition makes transparency push global

An Internet freedom coalition backed by US technology giants asked Thursday for 21 countries to release information on national security and law enforcement data requests.

Tech-backed coalition makes transparency push global
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Google buys Bump app for sharing smartphone files

The startup behind popular smartphone apps for sharing contacts, pictures or other data by "bumping" smartphones together announced on Monday that it has been bought by Google.

Google buys Bump app for sharing smartphone files
Yahoo CEO fears defying NSA on data could mean prison
Yahoo CEO fears defying NSA on data could mean prison

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer on Wednesday said she feared winding up in prison for treason if she refused to comply with US spy demands for data.

Yahoo CEO fears defying NSA on data could mean prison
Yahoo reports 29,000 government data requests
Yahoo reports 29,000 government data requests

Yahoo received some 29,000 government requests for data on its users this year, with almost half coming from the United States.

Yahoo reports 29,000 government data requests
'Privacy' search engines see jump after NSA row
'Privacy' search engines see jump after NSA row

Internet users are taking a fresh look at "privacy" search engines that do not store data or track online activity, in light of the flap over US government surveillance.

'Privacy' search engines see jump after NSA row
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Facebook, Microsoft reveal US data requests

Internet giants Facebook and Microsoft say they received thousands of requests for data from US authorities last year but are prohibited from disclosing how many related to national security.

Facebook, Microsoft reveal US data requests
Group opens up offshore bank account database online
Group opens up offshore bank account database online

A massive database of private offshore banking entities that could be used for tax evasion was posted online for public use Friday by the muckraking group that first reported the files.

Group opens up offshore bank account database online
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Internet titans deny opening doors to US spies

Apple, Facebook and other Internet titans denied Thursday opening doors for US intelligence agencies to mine data from their servers.

Internet titans deny opening doors to US spies
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China, Romania key sources of hacking: report

China and Romania were by far the largest sources of confirmed hacking attempts last year, with China's mostly from state-controlled sources aimed at data theft.

China, Romania key sources of hacking: report
New data 'strongly indicates' particle is Higgs boson
New data 'strongly indicates' particle is Higgs boson

New data unveiled on Thursday strengthens the belief that a subatomic particle discovered last year is the elusive Higgs boson.

New data 'strongly indicates' particle is Higgs boson
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Internet users seeking more 'invisibility': study

Consumer efforts to protect personal data and remain "invisible" online is leading to a "data blackhole" that could adversely impact digital advertisers.

Internet users seeking more 'invisibility': study
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Hacker group Anonymous downs US government site

Hacker group Anonymous said it disabled the US Sentencing Commission's website Saturday in revenge for the death of Internet freedom advocate Aaron Swartz, and vowed to release government data.

Hacker group Anonymous downs US government site
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N. American Internet traffic doubles: report

The amount of data sent online in North America has more than doubled over the past year, with Netflix shows accounting for a big chunk of Internet traffic.

N. American Internet traffic doubles: report